Go4Fun is a free NSW Health program which aims to help children develop healthy eating habits, build self-confidence and become more active.
Go4Fun is an evidence-based children’s overweight and obesity treatment program provided by NSW Health, which shows clinically significant health benefits and improved self-esteem in children above a healthy weight. The free 10-week program involves both children aged 7-13 years and their parents, focuses on developing healthy eating habits, building self-confidence and getting children more active.
Sessions run after school and include informative games, fun and active exercise activities, tips on healthy food and portion sizes, label reading, a supermarket tour and more. Since 2011, over 650 Go4Fun programs have been delivered throughout NSW, engaging more than 6250 families! Enrolments are now open for the Term 4 2016 Go4Fun programs, which will commence in early October.
On average, children who participate in Go4Fun achieve positive outcomes including:
- A 0.6kg/m² BMI reduction
- 1.5cm reduction in waist circumference
- An increase of 3.6 hours per week spent being physically active
- A decrease of 2.8 hours per week in sedentary activity
- Increased fitness and self-esteem
- An improved diet including increased fruit & vegetable intake
The program runs weekly starting from Tuesday 11 October, 4:30pm-6:30pm at Hornsby PCYC.
Visit the Go4Fun website for more information or freecall 1800 780 900.